• Posted on: 4 November 2014
  • By: Editor

Here's a great event that needs YOUR help.  STLE is inviting members and their organizations to submit ideas and materials for hands-on experiments focused on important areas of research within the fields of tribology and lubrication engineering for the society's 3rd Annual Student STEM Camp to be held as part of STLE's 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas, May 17-21.  STLE hosted 40 students from Edgewater High School during the 2014 annual meeting in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (outside of Orlando) last May. The students participated in 10 experiments focusing on important areas of tribological study such as friction, wear, viscosity, grease and hydrodynamic lubrication.

STLE's goal is to expose high school students, who have interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), about potential careers in the fields of tribology research and lubrication engineering.  STLE is looking for hands-on experiments lasting about 15-20 minutes, which are safe for high school students to run. In addition, we're asking for donated supplies and volunteers to help conduct the experiments, too. Any ideas and write-ups of various tribology or lubrication-related experiments would be greatly appreciated.

If you can help, please contact Karl Phipps, or Bruce Murgueitio, at STLE Headquarters for more information about the STEM program or provide your suggestions for experiments by filling out the experiment submission form and submit by Jan. 7, 2015.

Experiment submission form.

Photos from the 2014 STEM Camp